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Harald Ingholt
Studies on Palmyrene Sculpture
A Translation of Harald Ingholt’s Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, Edited and with Commentary

R. Raja, O. Bobou, N. Breintoft Kristensen, J. Vestergaard Jensen, R. Randeris Thomsen
approx. 400 p., 560 b/w ill., 4 b/w tables, 216 x 280 mm, 2020
ISBN: 978-2-503-59124-7
Languages: English
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This volume presents the very first English translation of Harald Ingholt’s seminal work Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, together with a number of studies that contextualise this important volume in the light of current research.

This volume presents the first English translation of Harald Ingholt’s seminal work Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, together with a number of studies that contextualise this important volume in the light of current research. Almost a century after its publication in 1928, Ingholt’s ground-breaking Danish-language monograph remains essential reading for all scholars of Palmyrene archaeology and iconography, setting out observations on the typology and style of securely dated Palmyrene portraits, and establishing a stylistic and chronological sequence that remains in use today. Included alongside the translation of Ingholt’s writings are contributions by leading scholars in the field who seek to introduce Harald Ingholt and explore the impact of his work in Palmyra, as well as presenting a survey of all the portraits from Palmyra that can be securely dated by inscription. The translation and commentary have been realized as part of the Palmyra Portrait Project, directed by Prof. Rubina Raja.

Harald Ingholt was a Danish archaeologist. He excavated primarily in Syria, first in Palmyra, and then Hama, however, his research interests expanded to include regions that were either in direct contact with Syria (such as the art of Hatra), or further away (such as Gandhara), making him one of the pre-eminent experts in the art of the Near and Middle East.
Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Notes to the Reader

Harald Ingholt and Palmyrene Sculpture. Still a Lifelong Relationship a Century Later — Rubina Raja

A Brief Note on Harald Ingholt — As I remember Him Peder Mortensen

Studies on Palmyrene Sculpture

by Harald Ingholt — translated and with comments by Olympia Bobou, Jesper V. Jensen, Nathalia B. Kristensen, Rubina Raja and Rikke R. Thomsen

Illustrations from Studies on Palmyrene Sculpture

Concordance 1. Locations of Objects

Concordance 2. Inscriptions

Appendix 1. Collecting Then and Now — Olympia Bobou and Rikke R. Thomsen

Appendix 2. Acquisition Histories

Appendix 3. Dated Palmyrene objects

Harald Ingholt: Selected Publications

Interest Classification:
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Ancient history & archaeology: Africa & Asia
Palestine & Near East
Mesopotamia & Iranian plateau (Middle East)
Ancient history & archaeology: Europe
Modern History (1501 to the present)
Modern history (1801 to present) : genres & specific topics
Historiography (contemporary accounts of the period)

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